SECOND PLACE: Ellen Jantzen - 'To Have and Have Not'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE: Ellen Jantzen - 'To Have and Have Not' (Click on image for larger view)
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT by Ellen Jantzen
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Curator Bob Weil says, "Ellen Jantzen's "To Have and Have Not" is stunning in its simplicity, and despite the fact that a fire rages in the center of the scene, it is a beautiful image that conjures up magic and the arrival of a thunderbolt as much as it does immolation and destruction.

In fact, it could be that we are witnessing some sort of sacrifice to the gods, based on the aureole with which the artist encircles the flames."

Ellen Jantzen says, "These pieces are from my series “Unity of Time and Place”
Some say, all time exists at once; the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future are regarded as a whole. As     always, I am vastly interested in reality... so this cohesion is mesmerizing to me.
After spending the last several years immersed in the past I am ready to embrace the future. But as I set out, the past is with me, transformed. All the losses are still there but there is a brightness forming that allows me to see the entirety, the unity of time and place.

I don’t consider myself a "photographer" but an image-maker, as I create work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, I found my perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in my current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces.

I was awarded “Special Photographer of The Year” in the 2017 International Photography Awards.

I was 1st place winner in the 2017 International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category

I was one of 15 women photographers chosen to receive the Julia Margaret Cameron Award!!!  This is quite a distinction in the photography world honoring women photographers!!!

Along with the honor, I participated in the Berlin Biennial that took place in October 2016.

I was also awarded First Place (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) in the Moscow International Foto Awards, 2016 and First Prize, Fine Art in the prestigious PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris for my series "Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature""!/FissionFoto


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